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Opinion: 21 Savage – Deport or Support?

Opinion: 21 Savage – Deport or Support?

Sterling Neill

March 21, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle, Opinions

On Feb. 12, rapper 21 Savage was released from an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainment center where he had been held for nine days. 21 Savage, whose real name is Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was initially held for an expired visa, according to CNN. 21 Savage left the UK and arrived in the United States legally at the age of seven, and remained here until 2006 when hi...

Bear Bites: Four road trip worthy restaurants near Macon

Bear Bites: Four road trip worthy restaurants near Macon

Will Darragh

March 14, 2019


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle

Although there are plenty of great places to eat in Macon, the surrounding Middle Georgia area features some amazing food of its own. There are some off-the-beaten-path locations just outside Macon whose restaurants pack a punch above their weight class. Whether you are a student traveling home for...

Heartdrive: What to do when your major is mentally destroying you

Heartdrive: What to do when your major is mentally destroying you

Blossom Onunekwu

March 14, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle, The Heartdrive

Being a college student is rough, and most times it’s not very healthy. We’re raised in a culture that honors exhaustion and overworking because it means that we’re “working towards something.” But this type of mentality isn’t sustainable. Here’s what to do when you feel like your majo...

How to create your own visual journal

How to create your own visual journal

Aliyah Dorsey, Lead Lifestyle and Opinions Writer

March 14, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle

A fun way to be creative is to start a visual journal. This activity is used to help people analyze their emotions and can help you sort through thoughts and feelings in a way words sometimes can’t. Also, it is a super fun and relaxing activity.  Here is how you can create your own visual journal....

The perfect artsy day

The perfect artsy day

Sterling Neill

March 11, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle

There are several ways to make a perfect artsy day in Macon. According to Sherry Singleton, director of Communications at the Museum of Arts and Sciences, the museum is a great place to slow down and relax. The museum has a planetarium, an animal show and a rotating showcase of local artists. ...

How to get an internship

How to get an internship

Blossom Onunekwu

March 11, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle

After four years of school, most of us are going to come out looking for a job, and employers want you to have experience. You could volunteer at a shelter or clinic every other Friday to learn some soft skills and count them as experience, or you can get an internship. But we all know that internship...

5 Cherry Blossom events you didn’t know about

5 Cherry Blossom events you didn’t know about

Aliyah Dorsey, Lead Lifestyle Writer

March 11, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle

Macon’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival is fast approaching. This year the festival runs from March 22-31, and there will be many different events to attend as you admire the beauty of Macon’s blooming cherry trees. Here are five Cherry Blossom Festival events you should know about. 1. “Ice” Ska...

Opinion: Life is Good, so is Greek

Opinion: Life is Good, so is Greek

Julia Partain

March 11, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle, Opinions

The views expressed in this article solely reflect the author’s opinion and not an opinion held by The Cluster. There was recently an opinion piece published on various reasons why a person should not participate in Greek life. According to the writer, being a member of the Greek community is a waste of money, strips a person of their ...

The Heartdrive: How to take care of yourself during Spring break

The Heartdrive:  How to take care of yourself during Spring break

Blossom Onunekwu

March 2, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle, The Heartdrive

Can you smell the ocean? Spring break is right around the corner, which means parties, beaches, barbecuing and freedom. But as we know, too much of anything is not good for you. Vacations are a good place to let loose, but it is still important to be careful and aware of your surroundings. Here are ...

Moody Musings: The importance of branding yourself on social media

Moody Musings: The importance of branding yourself on social media

Jayla Moody, Managing Editor

March 2, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle, Moody Musings

In the age of social media, the image we portray on the internet plays a large role in the way we are perceived in everyday settings. While this can sometimes be daunting, our social media presence has the ability to really work in our advantage professionally, if done properly. In a 2018 column,...

5 Events for St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah

5 Events for St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah

Aliyah Dorsey, Lead Lifestyle and Opinions Writer

March 2, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner! Savannah, Georgia has the third largest St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the world, according to Savannah’s Official Tourist website. To help you get into the Irish spirit, here are five events you can attend to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah...

Bear Bites: Amici – Another Good Pizza Place for Macon

Bear Bites: Amici – Another Good Pizza Place for Macon

Will Darragh

February 28, 2019


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle

Those who attend Mercer football games or frequent Mercer Landing have probably noticed the bright lights strung up on the rooftop of a new pizzeria and sports bar that opened last summer. For those who have not seen it, Georgia-based franchise Amici opened up a new location at Mercer Landing to serve qual...

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